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Table 3 Disease Diagnosis Applications

From: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Applications for Smartphones


Version (price)




Johns Hopkins Antibiotic Guide URL1[11, 39, 46, 47]

1.10.4 ($39.95)

iOS, Android, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry

An application to help clinicians in the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

Includes information on anti-microbial agents, infectious diseases, and commonly-encountered pathogens; provides expertrecommendations, evidence-basedrecommendations, drug lists, and drug-druginteractions.

5MCCURL2[43, 46]

2011 ($99.95 – 1 year)

Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile

The handheld version of the 5-Minute Clinical Consult (5MCC) guide.

Includes information about diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and associated conditions for 900-common medical conditions; treatment algorithms such as Acromegaly, Swine Flu (H1N1), etc.; flowcharts of related algorithms and protocols; drug therapy section in each topic; ICD-9-CM code index.

5-Minute Infectious Diseases ConsultURL3[39, 46]

($89.95 – 1 year)

Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile

An application for clinical diagnosis, laboratory testing, and appropriate therapy of infectious diseases.

Includes more than 500 topics; topics are arranged alphabetically.

Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy URL4[11, 16, 46, 47]

2011 ($29.99)

Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry.

The pocket edition of the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy.

Home, back and search buttons; four rapidreference categories; diseases and clinicalconditions are organized by site of infectionand organism; drug information is organizedby type; activity spectra comparison table(color coded) for bacteria, fungi and viruses;internal links for efficient navigation.

ePocrates ID URL5[39, 46, 47]

Rx Pro ($99.00 – 1 year)

Palm OS, Windows Mobile, iOS, BlackBerry, Android

An infectious-disease applicationfor smartphones; part of ePocrates Rx Pro.

Provides information on more than 300 infections, 350 pathogens and 250 drugs;alphabetical list or search of anatomic location,infection, bug or drug; information onpathogen specific drug therapy, history anddiagnosis of infection, drug interactions,adverse reactions, basic pharmacologicalinformation, and drug cost; references toreview articles; ability to record personal notes.

Infectious Diseases Notes URL6[47]


Palm OS

An application to help clinicians in infectiousdisease treatment.

Includes organisms and treatments, prophylactic therapy, antimicrobial spectra index, and normal flora index.

UpToDate URL7[11, 16, 17, 40, 45]

($495 – 1 Year)

iOS, web-enabledsmartphone

An online tool providing evidence-based clinical information (e.g. answering clinical questions, making treatment recommendations)

Includes more than 9,000 physicians topics, about 5,000 drug topics, patient information,“what’s new” alerts, practice-changingupdates, abstracts, CMEa credit accrual,search filters (adult, pediatric, patient),auto-completion of search terms.

Pocket Medicine InfectiousDiseases URL8[46]

3.0 ($50.00)

Palm OS, Windows Mobile

An application that answers questions about diseasediagnosis.

Suggestions for therapy; subjects arecategorized as history and physical, tests,differential diagnosis, management, specifictherapy, follow-up, complications, andprognosis; “what to do first” guidance.

Palm LabDX [44]


Palm OS, Windows CE

An application containing information on 193 common laboratory tests.

Displays alphabetical listing of tests; searchby test name; display test information such as reference range; causes for increased and decreased values, descriptions of tests,and notes on interpretation and related tests.

Normal LabValues URL9[26]

1.4 ($1.99)


An application to help interpret laboratory testresults.

Shows reference values both in traditionaland SIb units, visualizes labs by categoriesor alphabetical list, search field.

Lab Unit Converter URL10[26]

1.2 ($4.99)


An application to convert lab values between conventional and SIb units.

250 common lab tests; quick access tofrequently used conversions; search lab tests.

Labs 360URL11[26]

($49.95 – 1 year standard subscription)

Android, BlackBerry, iOS,Palm OS, Windows Mobile.

A laboratory guide edited by a practicing clinician.

Includes all common laboratory tests, providing high and low values;cross-reference all skyscape resources;updates every 4–6 weeks.

Davis’s Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests URL12[26]


Android, BlackBerry, iOS,Palm OS, Windows Mobile.

A nursing-focused laboratory and diagnostic test reference.

Provides test procedure information on over 400 labs; patient care before, during, and afterthe test; RSS feeds of clinical lab-product news;list of drug-test interactions; sub-specialtyinformation.

Pocket Guide to DiagnosticTests URL13[17, 26]

($39.95 – 1 year standard subscription)

Android, BlackBerry, iOS,Palm OS, Windows Mobile.

A diagnostic and laboratory test reference designed for medical, nursing and other health professional students.

Includes laboratory procedures in clinicalsettings; laboratory tests, diagnostic imagingtests, costs and risks of various procedure;flowcharts of complex algorithms; colorimages; cross-reference to all other Skyscapeapplications.

IDdx URL14[23]

1.10 ($1.99)

iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry

A decision support software tool to help medicalpractitioners to diagnoseinfectious diseases.

Explores 275 diseases in 15 categories;search by disease name or disease criteria(includes 119 signs and symptoms, 39epidemiological factors, 16 regions of theworld); examples of epidemiological factors;access diseases worldwide; drill down to theinfections associated with compromised hosts or bioterrorism.

eRoentgen RadiologyDx URL15[23]



A smartphone application that helps radiologists to identify the most appropriate radiology exam for a patient.

Identifies most appropriate radiology examfor a patient; informs choice of the best testthe first time around; searches by diagnosisand symptoms.

iSeismometer URL16[48]

1.3 (free)

iOS, Windows Phone

A tool for rapid measurement of tremor frequency using the iPhone accelerometer.

Measure and display of movement in X, Y, Z axis and their predominant frequency band.

Video LaserLevel URL17[49]

1.0 ($1.99)


Positions virtual red horizontal lines over the live video.

Allows oculoplastic surgeons to evaluate alignment and misalignment of canthalposition during surgical planning, execution,and follow-up.

EyeChart URL18[41]

1.1 (free)


An application for visual acuity tests.

Includes the Snellen eye chart that is usedby eye care professionals to measure visualacuity.

EyePhone URL19[42]

1.0 ($25.00)


An application for visual acuity test.

Distance E-test, near visual acuity test,fixating, flash light, color test, Amsler grid,and pupil diameter test.

DizzyFIX URL20[41]

1.3 ($14.99)


Assists clinicians in correctly diagnosing and treating vertigo due to BPPVc.

Assists in doing Epley Maneuver, which isrecognized as the primary treatment ofBPPVc, assists clinicians in guiding patient through the correct series of precise headand body positions; video tutorial is availableat

  1. This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the 21 disease diagnosis applications for healthcare professionals.
  2. a CME: Continuing Medical Education, b SI: International System of Units, c BPPV: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.
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